I like the gangster genre of films, and I found myself having already seen the majority of these movies, goodfellas, casino, godfarther, American gangster, gangster squad (I liked it) and of course Al Pacino's scarface amongst others.
In the extra features of most of these film, you hear the directors/producers talk about the films that influenced them of this genre, public enemy, little caeser and scarface always come up.
So I decided to delve into these films, thinking that these will be no where as entertaining as the modern day equivalent, how wrong was I, this film especially.
Because I'm familiar with the 1983 scarface, like most people, having seen it a good number of times, it was fascinating as to how much of a remake it was to the original, I just thought they took the name and loosely followed the plot of a thugs rise to power, but there is a lot of scenes in this film where you go "bloody hell they have taken a lot from this film".
If your like me, a fan of the genre from the younger generation, and feel you have seen them all, take a look back in time and get this, amongst a few others you should get, I know it's black and white and made nearly 100 years ago, hey it put me off, but it shouldn't because this is a really good film.